1. Colors - while this may seem obvious, I also look and see if they are monochromatic or complementary. Are they soft or bold? Can I bring in another color to the mix if there are only a couple colors represented. This mood board reads fairly monochromatic to me with the exception of the yellow flowers and red butterflies.
2. Shapes - this mood board has a couple right off the bat. The paint can lids and the shapes of the fruit are both circular, while the lower right picture made me think of a bunch of squares together. Do you want your design to have a geometric feel? Are you looking to add a digital die cut? If so, this is a great way for inspiration in choosing your files.
3. Images - I am always on the lookout for inspiration to use for my embellishments. In this board there are flowers, butterflies, and fruit. These images can also be inspiration for your topic. Have you changed your hair? The ombre hair photo made me think of not only an ombre design, but to scrap a particular hair cut or style. The lids of the paint can were sparking the idea to add paint onto my layout. One way to incorporate them all together would be to use paint on your page in an ombre design.
4. If you are like me, you have tons of photos to scrap. Sometimes it is nice to let the mood board inspire you on the photos that you choose to scrap. From this mood board I brainstormed the following ideas: My favorite fruit, fall, flowers in my yard, hair styles, home improvement, and a trip to see a butterfly exhibit.
Since it is Sketch It Out Thursday I decided to look at a few sketches while I was trying to figure out what photo I wanted to scrap. I love this one by Laura Whitaker from Stuck?! Sketches. One of my favorite things is patterned paper and this sketch has several different ways to incorporate several patterns on your layout. It also repeated the circular theme from the mood board.
I decided to follow the color scheme of the mood board but instead of bright and bold colors, I chose some more muted papers. I have the Felicity Jane Maggie kit and several of the patterned papers are perfect for the direction that I decided to go with the mood board.
The circular theme is further reinforced with the embellishments (sequins, rubber charms, and doilies).
Here's a link to my process video. I hope that you enjoyed this post and perhaps learned a new way to look at a mood board when searching for inspiration. Have a great day :)